Editorials 6.9.2017 05:40 am

Calm heads, not warheads needed

Threats of sanctions appear not to have deterred the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, from pursuing his nuclear ambitions.

It is almost exactly 55 years since the world teetered on the brink of Armageddon, as the US and Soviet Union, the world’s biggest nuclear powers, faced off in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Calm heads, not warheads needed
Calm heads, not warheads needed

Calm heads, not warheads needed

Threats of sanctions appear not to have deterred the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, from pursuing his nuclear ambitions.

Alternative roads to justice do exist
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Alternative roads to justice do exist

Everyone, from the EFF to AfriForum, has been using the courts to do the job the government can’t, or won’t do.
Baxter’s men have their work cut out
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Baxter’s men have their work cut out

Bafana Bafana will host Burkina Faso next month, while they’ll conclude their qualifying campaign with a tricky trip against Senegal in Dakar in November.
Police need tools to do their job
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Police need tools to do their job

Detective work, in many cases, is so poor that suspects go free.
The Cyril email saga has more than a whiff of Zuma about it
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The Cyril email saga has more than a whiff of Zuma about it

Ramaphosa will have to check his cupboard for any other skeletons because the Zuma faction will try to find them.
Egotistical Nxesi treads fine line
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Egotistical Nxesi treads fine line

Sports Minister Thulas Nxesi has threatened Sascoc he will dissolve its executive ‘as a last resort’ if the mess is not cleaned up.
Don’t kill the Currie Cup
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Don’t kill the Currie Cup

Attendances at the tournament matches this season are poor.
‘Green’ cars can still backfire
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‘Green’ cars can still backfire

Don’t forget that, for the foreseeable future, our electricity will be generated by coal-fired power stations, which have an impact on the environment.
The R14m question
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The R14m question

How many of us would have literally taken the money and run by moving with it to a country where there are no extradition treaties with SA?
Diana, the princess who ruled the media
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Diana, the princess who ruled the media

She was one of the most shrewd manipulators of the media in history – and her media accomplices worked willingly with her.
Saved by SA’s constitution again
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Saved by SA’s constitution again

The Constitutional Court recently upheld a ruling of the High Court in Pretoria that homeowners are not liable to pay historical debt incurred by previous titleholders.
‘Jobs for pals’ is a disaster for ANC
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‘Jobs for pals’ is a disaster for ANC

The party’s substandard service delivery is uniting black and white, for all the wrong reasons.
Dear Pretoria West High pupils, worry about marks instead of fashion
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Dear Pretoria West High pupils, worry about marks instead of fashion

A school is a place for learning and school uniform is part of its disciplinary structure.
Much better start for 2017 Boks
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Much better start for 2017 Boks

The Springboks’ victory in South America was their fifth in a row in 2017, in complete contrast to the horrible 2016.
Time for Makhura to step up to the plate
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Time for Makhura to step up to the plate

The Gauteng health department should be subjected to an investigation.
Mass Hillbrow Theatre shooting was truly senseless
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Mass Hillbrow Theatre shooting was truly senseless

One person was killed and seven others were injured when a man jumped on stage and fired shots randomly at an audience during a concert.
Mayweather vs McGregor: Money fight seems to have paid off
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Mayweather vs McGregor: Money fight seems to have paid off

Mayweather insists the fight was his last, while McGregor says he is open to boxing again.
Boks are facing their biggest Test
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Boks are facing their biggest Test

Despite their 100% record in 2017, they haven’t really been tested this year.
Seconds out, it’s the ‘Money Fight’
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Seconds out, it’s the ‘Money Fight’

It is expected to be the richest fight in history, surpassing the $600m generated by Mayweather’s 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao.
Data price probe welcomed by all
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Data price probe welcomed by all

We applaud Competition Commission and government for looking into the practices of cellular providers.
There’s hope SAA can soar again
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There’s hope SAA can soar again

Government is planning to sell off shares in Telkom to fund a R10 billion injection for the airline.
Days of shark nets may be numbered
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Days of shark nets may be numbered

The protective value of the nets is now being discussed as it is apparent the barriers also kill many other sea creatures.
SA needs the state capture probe now
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SA needs the state capture probe now

MPs are worried the disposal of some of the Gupta family assets is a prelude to them leaving the country.
Komphela taints Madiba’s legacy
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Komphela taints Madiba’s legacy

A the weekend, he referenced his team’s struggle to win to that of Mandela who spent 27 years in prison.
Gupta sale a toxic deal with Manyi
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Gupta sale a toxic deal with Manyi

It is highly unusual for a seller to also provide the new buyer with money to keep operations running.

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